Nick Ervinck’s 3D printed, slick design for the Goodwood trophy


Digital Arts | 05 July 17

Belgian designer and artist Nick Ervinck teamed up with 3D printing company Stratasys to create this incredibly beautiful trophy for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Unveiled during the festival in West Sussex on June 29, the Goodwood trophy is handed out each year to the fastest time in the hill climb shootout. Nick was chosen by the event host, Lord March, to custom design the trophy which was placed in the hands of winner onsite after it took 48 hours to print. 

Nick’s futuristic avant-garde style usually involves motion and fluidity, and after his four-year collaboration with Stratasys, he was perfect for designing the trophy.

 

The trophy has been printed in a clear, transparent material with vibrant colours. It’s heavily influenced by the festival’s motorsport racing tradition.

The Stratasys J750 is currently the only 3D printer that offers full colour and multi-material in a single print job. 

"The trophy is a very good example of the car industry. With its glossy finish, rectilinear and yet organic shapes achieved by the 3D printing…the design conveys a certain elegance," says Nick.

Visitors to Goodwood Festival of Speed were able to see the trophy printing live on the Stratasys printer at the Future Lab Pavilion. The Future Lab installation showcased automotive and aviation technology. The event partnered with Stratasys, which is also the official 3D printing supplier of McLaren F1.

Nick’s large-scale artworks depicting "moments of motion captured in time" will also be on display at the festival. Nick creates sculpture, 3D prints, architecture and design.

 

Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held at the grounds of Goodwood House in Sussex. The event is scheduled to avoid clashing with the Formula One season, therefore it would attract tens of thousands over the weekend. It now attracts around 100,000 on each of the three days it’s held.

Stratasys has been a global leader in manufacturing 3D printers and 3D production systems for office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing.

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